Metal Gear Survive

I know I hinted in the last post that I was going to write a full article on CW’s new “The Lost Boys” tv show, maybe I still will. I just have to get this out first while it’s fresh. I got an alert from Gamespot that there’s a new 4-player Metal Gear game set for release in 2017 for Xbox One, PC and PS4.

It’s called Metal Gear Survive, and it takes place right after the events of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes. The official announcement trailer from Gamescom 2016 shows a lot of footage set during the ending of Ground Zeroes.

It’s a Metal Gear game so it will still have stealth mechanics at its core, allowing you to covertly avoid and overcome all manner of biological horrors in addition to the headless zombies we see in the trailer. We’re also going to see some new weaponry in the game, such as the bow and arrow seen in the stills, giving us more than the traditional pistols and rifles.

Since the game takes place in an alternate timeline, pulling the players, fellow and parts of Mother Base through a wormhole into a desolate post-apocalyptic landscape, I’m wondering it the reason for the primitive weaponry is due to a scarcity of ammunition, causing your party of up to 4 playable characters to get a little creative with your killing. It wouldn’t really be much of a survival game otherwise.

According to Konami, Metal Gear Survive “pursues a fresh spirit of exploration in unique gameplay mechanics.”

Tomotada Tashiro, European President for Konami Digital Entertainment, said “We are delighted to announce another exciting addition to the Metal Gear franchise.”  “Metal Gear Survive will offer a fresh take on the series’ famed stealth elements but within a unique co-op setting that is designed for a truly engrossing multiplayer experience.”

An official press release also said, “In a struggle to stay alive on this harsh terrain filled with deadly creatures, soldiers who were previously on Mother Base now must work cooperatively in order to survive. Metal Gear Survive continues the pedigree of Metal Gear Solid V’s highly praised gameplay design, with a unique blend of stealth and co-op play mechanics.

“Players can strategically manage massive threats with the help of four-player online cooperative play. New weaponry will also be introduced to combat charging creatures and lethal environments as well.”

Clearly we can look forward to a new twist on a classic franchise that should be a lot of fun. Here’s Gamespot’s video on the subject (if the embed works, if not click here):

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